Hollywood Sign viewed from a helicopter

The Guide to the Best Views of the Hollywood Sign

06/21/2017

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Since it was dedicated in 1923, the Hollywood Sign has become a Los Angeles icon and synonymous with the city. Originally built as "HOLLYWOODLAND" for a real estate development, the sign was rebuilt as "HOLLYWOOD" in 1949 and was nearly lost in the 70's due to vandalism and neglect. Today the 45-foot-tall, 350-foot-long sign is in its best condition ever, thanks to the ongoing preservation efforts of the non-profit Hollywood Sign Trust. From hiking trails to unique views on horseback and even in a helicopter, read on for the best ways to view the world-famous Hollywood Sign.

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum peristyle

Go On Location: Los Angeles Sports Venues Starring in Movies & TV Shows

04/11/2017

Lindsay Blake

Los Angeles has long had ties to the Summer Olympics, hosting the games in 1932 and 1984. The City of Angels is in the running to once again host the summer games - L.A. is one of the four candidate cities vying to host the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad in 2024. The Los Angeles Olympic Bid proposes to utilize many of the city’s existing sports arenas. From baseball fields to football stadiums and ice rinks, L.A. is filled with world-class athletic venues. Not only have the spaces been the site of countless baskets, touchdowns, home runs and goals over the years, but virtually all of them have also appeared onscreen. Read on for a list of ten of the city’s most iconic athletic venues and the movies and television shows in which they have appeared.

Wine tasting at Malibu Wine Safaris

The Best Places in Los Angeles for Wine Lovers

09/06/2017

Gabrielle Olya

Wine lovers rejoice! There are plenty of restaurants, bars and one-of-a-kind venues in Los Angeles that are sure to fulfill your inner-oenophile, whether you’re looking for a tasting, a rare bottle or a truly unique touring experience. Here are the top places in Los Angeles to get your wine fix.

Griffith Observatory at night

The 48-Hour Guide to Budget Los Angeles

05/18/2017

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Los Angeles is renowned as the Entertainment Capital of the World, home to celebrities and a global destination for luxury. But that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank to experience everything that L.A. has to offer. From world-class museums to multicultural dining, read on for our 48-hour guide to visiting Los Angeles on a budget.

Sea urchin spaghetti at Bestia

The 48-Hour Self-Guided Foodie Tour of Los Angeles

05/18/2017

Joshua Lurie

If your food-crazed friend or family member only has 48 hours to spend in Los Angeles and is eager to experience the best food and drink L.A. County has to offer, you have to be strategic to cover more ground in less time. Learn about 17 institutions, trendsetters, or multi-cultural stops that will keep your beloved out-of-towner coming back for more.

Guelaguetza mural by Colectivo LaPiztola

Explore Global Cultures in Los Angeles

05/28/2017

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Los Angeles is one of the most diverse cities in the world, home to vibrant neighborhoods throughout the Greater L.A. area. Even if you’re visiting L.A. for just one day, you can still experience a wide range of cultural attractions and cuisines. Read on for a guide to exploring global cultures in Los Angeles.

Nobu Malibu

The Best Restaurants with a View in Los Angeles

05/26/2017

Ariana Shuris

Nothing quite tops off a great meal better than a spectacular view. There’s just something about the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean or the twinkling of city lights that sets the perfect tone for a light lunch or an evening out. The organic ambiance of a breathtaking sight truly enhances one’s dining experience and adds a touch of sophistication to any date or casual outing. Here are Los Angeles restaurants worth seeking out, even if it’s only just to take in the beautiful views.

Alchemy Works in the Arts District

The Guide to Shopping in Downtown Los Angeles

06/21/2017

Caroline Juen

Downtown Los Angeles is quickly becoming the hottest shopping and dining district in Los Angeles. In less than a decade the streets surrounding the skyscrapers have come back to life, thanks to a variety of restaurant concepts, creatives and retailers moving in to set up shop. These days, shopping in areas like the Arts District and the Historic Core around Spring Street is delightful for locals and travelers alike. Exploring the area’s best spots for shopping can be intimidating, but in such a thriving metropolitan area with unique, one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques, all it takes is knowing where to start. Whether you’re buying something for yourself or getting a gift, here are 9 of Downtown L.A.’s coolest neighborhood shopping spots.

The Rogue at Chimney Coffee House

The Best Breakfasts at L.A. Coffee Houses

04/11/2017

Esther Tseng

It’s a no-brainer that breakfast and coffee are quite complementary to one another. Yet serious coffee houses that serve breakfast are much rarer than you might expect. Either you’ve got a coffee hotspot or an all-out breakfast place, but what if you want eggs with your Third Wave coffee? Kitchen space can be very hard to finagle. Fortunately, there are specialty coffee shops that serve breakfast dishes beyond the usual pastries. Read on to find out the best spots to get coffee, eggs, pancakes and more.

FYF Fest at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

The Guide to Exposition Park in Los Angeles

05/26/2017

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Located just south of Downtown Los Angeles, Exposition Park is home to a world-class collection of museums, sports facilities and recreational areas. Exposition Park also offers diverse cultural, entertainment and educational activities. The 160-acre site was founded as Agricultural Park in 1872 and subsequently renamed Exposition Park in 1910. The park has since become one of L.A.’s premier cultural and special event destinations.

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